Jowar and Vegetable Porridge

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Apr. 22, 2014

If you're bored of the regular breakfast dishes, try this new healthy recipe made using jowar. Jowar is a nutritious cereal with plenty of protein, iron and fibre. The vegetables improve its vitamin A, fibre, folic acid and iron. This vegetable porridge accompanied by a fruit is sure to keep you satiated till lunch and prevent you from bingeing on unhealthy mid-morning snacks like biscuits, nuts,chips etc.


Coarsely powdered jowar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (white millet)
Salt To Taste
Water 4 1/2 Cup (72 tbs)
Oil 1 Teaspoon
Chopped mixed vegetables 1 Cup (16 tbs) (French beans, carrot, green peas and cauliflower)
Mustard seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Asafoetida 1 Pinch
For topping
Finely chopped tomato 2 Tablespoon
Finely chopped onion 2 Tablespoon
Finely chopped coriander 2 Tablespoon



1. In pressure cooker, add powdered jowar, salt and 3 cups of water. Mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.

2. In a deep pan, heat oil, add mustard and asafoetida. Allow the mustard to sputter.

3. Add mixed vegetables and sauté over medium flame for 3-4 minutes.

4. Add cooked jowar mixture, 1 cups of water and salt. Stir occasionally and simmer for 6-7 minutes.


5. Top with the tomato, onion and coriander and serve immediately.


To get cup of coarsely ground jowar, grind cup of jowar in a mixer to a coarse powder.

If the porridge becomes too thick while serving, add more water to get desired consistency.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4